The San Diego Unified Port District (“The District”) is a public-benefit corporation established in 1962 by an act of the California State Legislature.
The District’s approximately 575 employees oversee two maritime cargo terminals, two cruise ship terminals, 22 public parks, the Harbor Police Department and the leases of over six hundred tenant and subtenant businesses around San Diego Bay.
The U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics has ranked the Port of San Diego as one of America’s top 30 U.S. containership ports bringing in nearly 1.8 million metric tons of cargo per year through the Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal and the National City Marine Terminal. Together with the National City Marine Terminal, the District is the primary port of entry for Honda, Fiat, Audi, Mazda, Acura, Isuzu, Volkswagen, Nissan, Mitsubishi Fuso and Hino Motors into America.
The District is governed by a seven-member Board of Port Commissioners. The Board establishes policies under which the District’s staff – supervised by the Executive Director – conducts its daily operations.
4th largest port in California
34 miles of waterfront
2,400 acres of land
3,500 acres of water
$9.4B of economic output in 2017
$200M in total revenues.
Leadership Opportunity and Role Overview:
Reporting to the President/CEO, the Vice President, Maritime, leads, plans, and oversees the District’s Maritime Division with overall responsibility for cargo and cruise operations, related business development and marketing, and maritime industrial properties management. Provides expert professional assistance and strategy to drive change; acts as a link between the District’s operations and Executive Leadership and provides support to District management and the Board of Port Commissioners on a myriad of maritime matters; and performs related duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications & Experience:
Minimum of 10 years’ management experience (at least five at the executive level) within a port authority, marine terminal or ocean carrier environment.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the following is required:
Commercial port operations and maritime trade.
Exposure to auto, bulk and container cargoes (experience with cruise facilities and operations is a plus).
Background in marketing and business development in a maritime environment.
Proven success managing a large organization (or division) with comparable number of employees and budget to the Port of San Diego Maritime Division.
Experience negotiating and administering terminal and industrial leases.
Experience working with labor, preferably Longshore labor (ILWU) and Teamsters.
Knowledge of strategic planning and port master planning and development.
Experience interfacing with and presenting to a board of directors and port partners including customers, community groups, trade organizations, etc.
Experience in financial management of a large organization (or division) including operational and capital projects budgets.
Exceptional interpersonal and presentation skills are a must.
To Apply: Please submit resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Susan Shey Dvonch at Shey-Harding Executive Search. email@example.com, 562-252-8516, www.shey-harding.com. Complete job description is available upon request.
Deadline: The initial close date for the search is Friday, May 3, 2019. First round interviews will be conducted the week of May 13, and finalist interviews, the week of May 27.
Internal Number: D 5003
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